DeQuincey Counterfeiter Gets Sentenced
Is there a trend going on with printing one's own money? This is the second story we've had regarding counterfeit money in as many weeks. This time around the man wasn't just spending funny money like the first. this guy was actually printing his own cash.
Deldrick Shykil Fowler, 22, of DeQuincey, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of counterfeiting obligations to the United States, said Stephanie Finley, United States Attorney's Office spokeswoman. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.
Fowler's sentence as handed down my Judge Minaldi was for 12 months and a day for printing his own $100 dollar bills. His place of operation was in a hotel room at the Isle of Capri! . I'd always heard that folks who make counterfeit money printed smaller bills since they were less likely to be check, but what to do I know?
According to court evidence, Fowler was seen on Aug. 12, 2014 surveillance footage making counterfeit $100 bills in an Isle of Capri hotel room. Agents seized two counterfeit $100 bills, 16 uncut sheets of $100 bills and 10 uncut sheets of $100 bills printed on only one side.